Welcome to Sacred Heart


Sacred Heart "Kids for Christ" Preschool will begin classes on August 22 & 23. We're excited to welcome a new preschool aide, Mrs. Jody Kreke, to our 4/5 year old classroom. All of us are looking forward to another great year in preschool!

Hello! My name is Ms. Kasey Tays, and I am the pre-school director for the "Kids for Christ" program at Sacred Heart School. I am a graduate of Sacred Heart School, and I received a BS in Elementary Education from SIU-Carbondale. I am so happy to be teaching preschool at Sacred Heart. We are blessed to have two preschool teacher aides who assist in the classrooms, they are Mrs. Debbie Vahling and Mrs. Jody Kreke. Pre-school is full of fun and exciting adventures, and we incorporate hands-on learning throughout our curriculum. Most importantly, we learn about Jesus and His love for us!

Skills Taught

Kids for Christ preschool provides the educational, social, and developmental skills necessary for Kindergarten and beyond, including:

  • Religion
  • Oral Language
  • Listening & direction following skills
  • Vocabulary & literary skill development
  • Writing
  • Art, music, & pretend play
  • Much more!


Kids for Christ 3 year old program = $60 per month. Kids for Christ 4/5 year old program = $120 per month and includes a hot lunch each day in the school cafeteria. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month, and is paid from August-May.

Ms. Tays (Director); Mrs. Vahling & Mrs. Kreke (Teacher Aides)


217.342.4060, ext. 242


The 3 year old preschool program meets Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:00am-11:00am. The 4/5 year old preschool program meets Tuesdays & Thursday from 8:00am-1:00pm (hot lunch is included in tuition fees).

After School Care

Sacred Heart School offers "Clubhouse" after-school care on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-5:30pm for students in the 4/5 year old program. Please contact us at 217.342.4060 for more information.